Sierra Leone 57th Independence Celebration
On April 28th, 2018, Africentric Arts partnered with the Concern Citizens and Friends of Sierra Leone to create a jam-packed, fun-filled day for children. The event took place at the De Runa Banquet Hall, and it ran from 1:00 - 5:00 pm.
This event is an epitome of the many ways children can learn about a country's rich history and be involved in cultural activities in a fun environment. The children enjoyed jumping in the jumping castle, doing arts and crafts, and many other activities. The older kids enjoyed taking charge by doing face painting on the little kids and facilitating bowling and ring toss games. We gave out prizes to kids who won games and answered questions about Sierra Leone. Basically, They were all winners.
A special thanks to all the generous donors that contributed to the success of this event. Your selfless giving was the reason why over 30 children had an unforgettable day. Thanks to our pledgers Jojo, Tina, Edna Kawaley, Hawa Massaquoi, Lucia Williams, and Mariama. To our special chef, Agnes Morrison thank you. Special thanks to Rachel Parker, Kofi Williams, and Kippi Cummings, for giving your time and energy. To our photographer Ransford Peacock, thanks for the beautiful photos.
1 Day March Break Fun 2018
Africentric Kids Summer Camp 2017
Africentric Kids Summer Camp 2017 was an exciting event for us all. Many thanks to all our campers, friends, volunteers, parents, and the Sierra Leonean community.
We had children whose lineage are from Congo, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Trinidad, and Jamaica. Some are fluent in other languages like French, Krio, and patois locally "partwah." Our campers learned arts & crafts, dancing, gardening, story-telling, and African history.
Kobèna Aquaa-Harrison a prolific multidisciplinary artist from Ghana also taught basic drumming. Our children gained confidence and performed drumming and dancing at a fundraising events for the devastating mudslide crisis in Sierra Leone.